Cubed cooked ham meets cooked rice and Paisley Farm Five Bean Salad in this colorful side dish. Add in a little fresh dill, red bell pepper and banana pepper for some extra zing, and grab a fork!
Tis the season for leftover ham and for Paisley Farm Five Bean Salad! Why not use them both for a great salad recipe? That’s right, Five Bean Ham & Rice Salad is the new dish in town, and whether you are enjoying it as a side or a main, it’ll bring a smile to your face and your tummy!
This post is sponsored by Paisley Farm Foods, but my love of their products and my opinions are all my own!
Paisley Farm Five Bean Salad
I always have a couple of jars of this yummy salad in my pantry. For the obvious reason, because it’s delicious, but also because of the convenience factor. Pop the lid off and enjoy it right from the jar as a quick and easy lunch or side dish. But over the years, this five bean salad has become an ingredient in many of our family’s favorite recipes, too!
Paisley Farm Five Bean Salad is low in calories, it’s gluten-free and made of all-natural ingredients in Willoughby, Ohio by a company that has been in the business of pickling vegetables since 1945.
Recipes for Leftover Ham
Easter is this weekend, and for most of my marriage, it has been “my holiday,” meaning that our extended family gathers here in our home instead of at my Mom’s. We eat pretty much the same thing every Easter. Sometimes a salad might change, but we always enjoy ham and with ham always comes my grandma’s Polish sausage and sauerkraut.
We always have leftover ham, because I cook enough food for the tri-state area, so ways to use it to make more meals is always a winner! Ham & Cheese Sliders or Ham & Smoked Gouda Quiche are always a hit, but with Spring in the air, my mind goes toward lighter healthier meals.
Ingredients in Five Bean Ham & Rice Salad
Everything that went into this salad I had on hand. Pantry staples that just came together perfectly into this colorful meal.
- Paisley Farm Five Bean Salad – I used one whole jar. I drained the liquid from it and gave it a quick rinse under cold water.
- Leftover Ham – Diced cooked ham, smoked ham is super yummy in this, too. It gives it a whole new flavor level. But don’t wait until you have “leftover ham” to make this! You can always use a ham steak or ask the deli counter to slice some thicker for you.
- Rice – I used Minute Rice because that is what I had on hand. White rice, brown rice, Jasmine, Basmati – any of it would work!
- Green Onions – The whole thing, sliced. Chives would also be delicious.
- Red Bell Pepper – Sweet bell pepper added some yummy crunch to the salad, along with some additional color.
- Pickled Peppers – Use anything you have on hand, I used hot banana peppers, but you can tame the spice with mild if you’d like. Pickled jalapeño or peperoncini work well, too.
- Fresh Dill – dried dill works, too.
How to make Five Bean Ham & Rice Salad
The process doesn’t get much easier than this! Toss all of the ingredients together in a bowl and serve it. We like it when the rice is still warm when you toss it together, but it’s fantastic chilled, too. No need for dressing when the Paisley Farm Bean Salad and the other components all have so much flavor on their own!
Perfect all on its own as a meal, or makes a beautiful side dish. We enjoyed it with BBQ Pork Sandwiches.
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Reasons to Love Paisley Farm Five Bean Salad
Paisley Farm Five Bean Salad is low calorie, healthy, dairy-free, gluten-free, and has plant-based protein, too, containing one of the top plant-based protein sources, chickpeas (garbanzo beans.) The salad contains a blend of green, kidney, garbanzo, pinto, and wax beans accented with freshly diced onions and red peppers. They have a sweet pickled taste straight from the jar, but that didn’t mean they weren’t fantastic as an additive to chili or a ground beef & noodle skillet meal.
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Let’s make this vibrant salad, shall we?
- 1.5 cups uncooked minute rice, cooked to make 3 cups
- 1 jar (24 ounce) jar Paisley Farm Five Bean Salad, drained and rinsed with cold water
- 1 pound cooked ham, diced (about 2 cups)
- 2 green onions, sliced
- 1/3 cup sweet red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 heaping Tablespoon hot pickled banana pepper
- 2 teaspoons fresh dill
- Combine everything in a bowl.
- Enjoy warm or cold.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 222Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 569mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 3gSugar: 10gProtein: 13g
Please note that nutrition is not guaranteed accurate.